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Overview:

The Hebrew and Christian Scriptures (a.k.a. Old and New Testaments) are ambiguous on the matter of the morality of abortion.

bullet Conservative denominations and traditions tend to interpret Scripture passages as forbidding abortion.
bullet Liberal faith groups tend to see the Scriptures as either saying nothing about abortion, or allowing it.
bullet Mainline groups tend to be in conflict over the topic.
bullet Secular groups tend to derive their beliefs about abortion from sources other than religious texts.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Introduction: "The key question." What a policy statement should include
 
bullet Policy statements by religious groups: American Baptists to Roman Catholics
 
bullet Policy statements by religious groups: Salvation Army to United Methodists
 
bullet Policy statements by secular and ethical/spiritual groups

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Other information sources:

bullet Mark Ellingsen, "The Church and Abortion: Signs of Consensus," at: http://www.religion-online.org/
bullet "We Affirm! National Religious Organizations Support Reproductive Choice," at: http://www.rcrc.org/religion/weaffirm/affirm.html
bullet Paul D. Simmons, "Personhood, the Bible, and the Abortion Debate," at: http://www.rcrc.org/religion/es3/es3.html

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Copyright 2001 and 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-NOV-16-
Latest update: 2007-MAY-18
Author: B.A. Robinson

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